THE SPORTS DESK
The authority for sports coverage in the Fredericksburg region.
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
Andrew Oakes scored plenty of big goals at Courtland High School. He’s taken that knack with him to Randolph–Macon.
Oakes netted the winning goal in double overtime Saturday as the Yellow Jackets edged Roanoke 2–1 for their first win of the season. Three days earlier, his goal allowed Randolph–Macon (1–3–2) to earn a 1–1 tie at Averett.
Oakes shares the team lead with his two goals.
Junior Daniel Visone (Colonial Forge) scored the game-winning goal as Bridgewater beat defending Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion Randolph 3–2 Saturday. The Eagles are 5–1 and 1–0 in the ODAC.
Senior midfielder Kirsty Meyer (Riverbend) was named to the Catamount Classic all-tournament team after helping Campbell beat Western Carolina 2–1 in double overtime in the title game.
Junior Kara Blosser (Courtland) scored her first career goal for West Virginia in Sunday’s 6–0 victory over High Point. Blosser previously played two seasons at N.C. State.
Freshman Amanda Peregory (Courtland) scored twice in Bridgewater’s 10–0 women’s romp over Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday.
Brevard (N.C.) junior goalkeeper Brittany Webster (Brooke Point) made a career-high 16 saves in a 3–1 loss to USC Aiken on Saturday.
Sophomore Becca Fisher (James Monroe) scored her first goal of the season to lift Davidson to a 1–0 win over Charlotte on Thursday.
Sophomore midfielder Katie Benz (North Stafford) scored twice Wednesday to help Gallaudet beat Patrick Henry College 5–0 for its first win of the season.
Junior Jason Alber (Mountain View) made his first college goal a game-winner in Virginia Intermont’s 1–0 victory over Union College on Wednesday.
Freshman Christian Fountain (Stafford) assisted on the only goal in Rowan (N.J.)’s 1–0 win over Stevenson on Saturday. Fountain has three goals and three assists on the year.
Sophomore quarterback Zac Naccarato (Riverbend) completed 15 of 18 passes for 229 yards and four touchdown in Randolph–Macon’s 49–33 win over Bethany on Saturday. Senior running back Drake Sanders (Massaponax) gained 116 yards.
Senior linebacker Jake Johnson (Stafford) made 14 tackles in South Alabama’s 31–7 loss at N.C. State. His total included a school-record 11 solo stops.
Senior Steve Strother (Eastern View) gained 76 yards on 19 carries and caught three passes for 20 yards in Southern Illinois’ 35–14 win over Southeast Missouri.
Sophomore Jauan Latney (Massaponax) scored James Madison’s only touchdown on a 20-yard run in its 42–12 loss to No. 9 West Virginia at FedEx Field.
Senior Larry Lowe (Brooke Point) caught eight passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Shepherd’s 42–6 rout of Seton Hill.
Sophomore Tyler Wilson (Colonial Forge) ran for two scores in Virginia State’s 30–20 victory over Benedict.
Junior linebacker Brock Bullock (Courtland) made 10 tackles and freshman quarterback Jonathan Whelan (Fredericksburg Christian) was 9-for-15 for 54 yards in Apprentice School’s 20–13 loss to Greensboro.
Sophomore Marcus Morrast (North Stafford) ran for 4 yards and a TD in Christopher Newport’s first win, 20–7 over Shenandoah. Daniel Bowen (Essex) made seven tackles and Justin Navarro (Stafford) six.
Junior Joel Elliott (Chancellor) had a team-high 10 tackles in Denison’s 35–2 loss to Wabash.
Junior quarterback Brian Hudson (Brooke Point) missed Liberty’s 34–14 loss at Montana with a left shoulder injury, and his status for Saturday’s game with Lehigh is uncertain after freshman Josh Woodrum threw for 322 yards. Earlier, the Flames announced that senior linebacker Marques Jenkins (Colonial Forge) had left the program.
Senior Meaghan Neylon (Chancellor) scored her first goal of the year as VCU beat Appalachian State 4–3 Sunday to improve to 6–0.
Senior defender Phoebe Willis (James Monroe) scored in Virginia’s 6–1 win over Miami (Ohio) Sunday after collecting an assist in Tuesday’s 2–0 victory over William & Mary.
Sophomore Taylor Herold (JM) scored in Penn State’s 8–0 win over Lehigh and 7–1 victory over Monmouth last week.
Chowan freshman Cindy Ehrich (Riverbend) was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association rookie of the week for her efforts in the recent Charleston (W.Va.) tournament. She followed that honor with a combined 51 digs in four wins last week. Senior teammate Karina Monroe (Courtland) had a combined 54 kills in those matches.
Stetson senior Kelli Carneal (Chancellor) had 38 total kills and 69 assists in four losses last week.
Bridgewater sophomore Kylie Graham (Spotsylvania) had a combined 52 assists and 17 digs in three matches last week.
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